Faculty Benefits & Housing

reviews and makes recommendations with regard to faculty benefits; discusses issues related to housing for faculty; monitors University policies and practices that affect faculty in University housing

Co-Chairs:  Sewin Chan and David Stokes

Agenda Items
Faculty Benefits
  • Meeting with Office of Human Resources
  • Open enrollment 2013
  • Comparison of the present NYU-Poly medical plan contributions to the 2014 NYU medical plan contributions
Faculty Housing
  • Meeting with Office of Faculty Housing
  • Status of apartment upgrade options
  • Incentives for downsizing of empty nesters
  • Average rents by category of apartment
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Plans for repairing broken pavement on superblocks
  • Window replacement for WSV and ST

Draft Proposal for Lease Renewal Upgrades
  • The Office of Faculty Housing currently offers the complete interior painting of each residential unit at lease renewal.
  • In lieu of painting at lease renewal, a proposal is being dicussed to offer residents the option to choose from a menu of upgrade items. Examples of upgrades include: floor refinishing, wall base replacement with wood, kitchen cabinet re-facing, kitchen countertop and backsplash replacement, and new appliances.
  • There might also be an opportunity for cost-sharing for tenants to contribute for more expensive upgrades.

Recommendation on Community Use of Space at 4 Washington Square Village
  • The Housing Committee recommended that the University continue to pursue conversations with the community to determine priority community needs.
  • FSC identified daycare for children, elder care, and urgent care as possible uses. 
  • A proposal was sent from The Office of Government Affairs and Civic Engagement.